Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Week...the good, bad, and hmmmm

It has been just a long week and it is only Wednesday. I am home this week, which is AWESOME! but with the various appointments to keep and work and neverending...

Work has been busy, but it is really going well. I am enjoying this job immensely. It is challenging and keeps me on the go which is all I really ask for. Procedures are being written and will be rolled out over the next few months throughout the companies and then we will move onto the next big task. It is very satisfying!!!!! But my laptop - UGH! The stupid cursor keeps jumping all over and I cannot figure out how to make it stop!!!!!! It selects text just because it is possessed....the UNDO button has become my BFF. It is so annoying.

Doodles went for a re-evaluation for his autism today with a different therapist. This therapist was absolutely awesome! She is not going to diagnose him one way or another, she is going to give it a few appointments. BUT, she sees no signs of ADHD and she is not seeing the autistic signs that would lead to that diagnosis. She believes he may have a Type A personality and have his own way of coping. The best thing about it was she actually listened when I told her I was uncertain about all of this because he could be reactive off of everything going on in my life. She totally agreed and she said that she doesn't want to send anything to school yet, but she might. She believes he was a target of a teacher that just wanted him medicated. He definitely does not need that. Doodles talked to her and interacted...she understood the only child, shy thing. I am DEFINITELY taking him back and going through additional testing with her. I KNEW he was being mis-diagnosed. Dr. E wants to really get to the bottom of things and if he is just Type A she is going to work with him on some coping skills. Always a good thing. I think this is the best thing EVAH!!! By the end of this he will be correctly diagnosed and will have coping skills no matter if it is autism or not. I feel good about it.

My therapy...the hypnosis is on hold. I was going to start on Monday, but "there was a block". So we talked and I need to go and talk to one or 2 more people before I am ok with doing this. The gist of it is I need to make sure this is in line with my spiritual beliefs. I haven't found anything in the Bible saying it's not, but I am going to consult with my Pastor and have a good long talk. This whole journey is about being healthy: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. If I am not healthy in one way there will always be that whole in me.

7 comments:

M said...

That's good news for Doodles. I think if I were a kid growing up now there would probably be people who would try to say that I have some form of autism when in fact I am extremely Type A. My mother-in-law is one of those people who diagnoses every little thing as some form of autism... "Oh, Mike doesn't like wearing long sleeves... I think he has just the slightest touch of Aspbergers..." Um, what happened to maybe he just doesn't like long sleeves? I don't like wearing long sleeves either! Of course there are kids out there who are coping with Autism, and the earlier they can be diagnosed, the better... but it seems to be the trend right now to diagnose every little quirk as some form of Autism. It's like it's the new ADHD... remember how every kid was being diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago? Some people are just hyper or quirky or whatever... there aren't necessarily any strings attached. I'm glad you got a second opinion.

kc said...

yeah. This therapist is really good (so far)...she mentioned that in 2004 there was a 300% increase in the autism cases. That is ridiculous!!!! Not everyone has it, some kids just have quirks...WAIT, we all have quirks that make us individuals and weird :)

Rachel said...

Glad you got that second opinion. There is nothing quite like that Mommy instinct!

Rachel said...

Really sounds like this new gal is the right one for you guys!

And thank you so much for the tuxedo cake recipes!!! You rock! I mean, until I need to hit the treadmill ;)

kc said...

You are so welcome...treamill BAH, you have a toddler to chase the treadmill cn gather dust for a little while yet hehehehe


Yeah, this new therapist may just work out well for little man!

Foursons said...

Yay for a doctor who is not quick to label!

kc said...

Yes!!! So happy to find her!!